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>> look at that sunrise, it is beautiful. >> thanks for joining us this morning. "good morning america" starts now. good morning, america. new images and details coming from paris after that catastrophic fire at notre dame cathedral. this morning one of the most beautiful churches ravaged and in ruins. the colossal damage now revealed at notre dame. the first pictures showing the scene inside the centuries old cathedral after flames shot through the roof. the famous spire crashing down as hundreds of firefighters battle the blaze and millions around the world watched on in horror. the race to save some of the world's most precious relics stored in the church and the investigation under way as paris promises to rebuild. also this morning congress bracing for the mueller report about to be released to the
public as democrats target the president's finances with new subpoenas. what the president said overnight. new trouble for boeing. united now joining two other airlines canceling all 737 max flights through july. how it could affect your summer travel. a new twist in the college admissions scandal as actress lori loughlin and her husband plead not guilty, reports some of the children involved could now become targets of the investigation. dramatic rescue. body cam footage shows the race to save 13 people trapped in rough waters after their small boat capsizes. we hear from the passengers this morning. and shock and awe over this record-making comeback on the court. the clippers battling back from a 30-point deficit to crush steph curry and his champion warriors. the biggest comeback in playoff history.
>> reporter: hi, robin. yeah, good morning. this really was a catastrophic fire. take a look. everywhere you can see sky just above the main structure of that building, that is where the roof was, and it has all but totally collapsed inside this building. this morning, we're watching investigators take a look, ensure those structures are sound and it is a miracle this building wasn't more badly damaged. this morning, paris, the city of lights, city dazed after a massive blaze ravaged historic notre dame cathedral, the more than 800-year-old heart of the french capital. searing images as it glowed from within. in this one you can see the gaping hole in its once majestic ceiling. french officials say the fire began at around 6:50 p.m. local time but spread quickly. >> just standing on our balcony you can smell it in the air. it's happening right in front of us. >> reporter: then this moment of horror.
notre dame's iconic spire crashing down. paris, the world could only look on in despair. part of the roof also collapsing. american student kelly weymouth took this video of that catastrophic moment. >> you started seeing parts of it just kind of fall off of it, and everyone was, like, oh, it's going to come down. there's no way it's stable enough to stay up. so people were recording and i just happened to get the moment where it just collapsed and you can hear everyone just gasp. it was really, really sad. >> reporter: onlookers stunned. some unable to hold back tears as the fire raged on. >> you could really smell that it was old wood that was burning and the heat, i was 150, 200 meters on the opposite bank of the seine and you could just feel the heat coming off towards you. >> reporter: nearly 500 firefighters battling huge flames in a race to save what they could of the 13th century cathedral. the blaze engulfed scaffolding
from a $6 million renovation project. investigators are looking into whether a construction worker could have accidentally sparked the inferno. by nightfall, five hours later, the fire was contained and news came that the main structure and its iconic towers were safe but trepidation over what damage would be discovered inside. the cathedral is one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, attracting 13 million foreign visitors every year but this is the heart and soul of france. "so now three hours later it's just sadness and despair." "it's like a mother to me in a way so i really had the impression that my mother was being taken from me and i was very sad." and while firefighters were trying to beat the flames from outside, deep within the cathedral a human chain was formed to salvage priceless art and religious relics like the crown of thorns and the tunic of st. louis. the mayor of paris tweeting out this picture showing some of the works that had been rescued.
french president emmanuel macron emotional as he addressed the nation outside. this cathedral, we will rebuild it. crowds gathered in prayer and song in this easter week. paris hopes its most cherished monument will rise from the ashes once more. ♪ and this morning, we are hearing some extraordinary tales of bravery, including the chaplain of the paris fire brigade who rushed in to save important religious relics. he rushed in during the bataclan attack. jesus lay dying on the cross, and really extraordinary stories this morning, but a lot of work is going to be needed to rebuild this place, and $300 million has already been pledged from people
across france, and also around the world. everyone hoping this building can be restored to its former glory, robin. >> all right, james. thank you. joining us is valerie pecresse, president of the ile-de-france. paris is part of that region. ma'am, we know you have been with firefighters there on the scene throughout the night as they tirelessly put out the fire. tell us what that experience was like, ma'am. >> we are terribly, tremendously grateful to the firemen of paris because they really saved the cathedral because they went to fight the fire face-to-face. >> tell us about the emotions, the emotions during the night. >> the cathedral is the heart of paris and it's like, you know, when your home is burning and the whole people of france was crying and the cries had no
color, no -- no name, no race, no parties. it was the whole of france was really upset. >> your region which you oversee, paris being part of that, that you're going to make sure that 10 million euro is available for the rebuilding. other lawmakers have come through. everyday citizens have come through donating money already. just as you alluded to, this is real solidarity, is it not? >> yes, yes. the archbishop of paris told me this morning, he said, you know, my cathedral has been destroyed, has burned but i have a whole people backing me up. i have given 10 million euros as an emergency gift to the archbishop so that he could have the money to do the first work that are needed now to secure the cathedral.
>> 13 million. 13 million people from all around the world come to visit the cathedral as we know, centuries old, but we know that the altar and the cross, thankfully, are still intact and, ma'am, that's a real sign of hope so what do you want people around the world and there in your beloved paris to know as the rebuilding will begin? >> just tell them that the cathedral is still standing and so it's quite a shock because we know that inside is broken, inside there is no whole roof. inside we need to rebuild. the big tower is not here anymore, but when you see it from the outside it's still standing and that's quite a miracle. >> well, ma'am, i hope that you feel the love and support from people here in the u.s. and all around the world, and thank you very much.
>> i tell them come, come to paris. come to visit. >> we will. >> that's the best tribute you can pay to the cathedral. >> yes, ma'am, merci. >> merci to you too. thank you. >> it is reassuring to know the rebuilding has already begun. >> we will continue to cover this throughout the morning. >> i love the message, still come to paris. >> absolutely. >> absolutely. we move to washington now where democrats in congress are ramping up their investigation into the president's finances with subpoenas to his longtime bank and accounting firm to determine any conflicts of interest or improper financial maneuvers. our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce has the latest on capitol hill. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. yeah, democrats are really stepping up their fight for the president's personal and business financial records issuing subpoenas to several financial institutions and the president's longtime lender, deutsche bank, all part of their ongoing investigation into potential foreign influence over the trump organization. now, democrats say they're simply fulfilling their oversight authority here and deutsche bank has been cooperative in the past but eric trump, the president's son who
oversees the family business empire, is calling it an unprecedented abuse of power and george, separately, democrats have also served a subpoena to the president's accounting firm seeking a decade of financial records, but, george, there is some indication the white house plans to fight that request as well. >> we've already seen a new hard line from the president's private lawyers against turning over his taxes as a new deadline is approaching. >> reporter: the president's legal team is blasting this move accusing lawmakers saying they have no right to act like a junior varsity irs, and say it is unconstitutional. in a letter, the president's lawyers making a direct appeal to the treasury department not to comply warning that if they do it could turn the irs into a political weapon. george, democrats have set the deadline one week from today for them to comply but it certainly seems that this fight is more and more likely to be fought out ultimately in the courts. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. as those investigations are getting started, we now know attorney general william barr will release his edit version of the report on thursday. democrats are demanding to see the whole thing and president trump addressed the release with
our minnesota station kstp. >> i heard it's going to come out on thursday. that's good, and there can't be anything there because there was no crime. there was no anything. the crime was committed by the other side. this crime was all made up. it was all a fabrication. >> our chief justice correspondent, pierre thomas, tracking all the latest. what more do we know about what we will see thursday? >> reporter: that's right. big day coming thursday. we've seen less than 100 words out of that roughly 400-page report. we're hoping to find out how many trump associates were in contact with russians, what were the details for plans for a possible trump tower in moscow and how hard did members of the trump campaign try to find out and get information from wikileaks about those emails hacked by the russians from the dnc, and then there's mueller's findings on the question of obstruction of justice. he did not exonerate the president and likely to see specifics of what trump did to concern mueller and expecting to learn what mueller was struggling with and why he could not make that final call. we don't expect the bottom line to change in terms of whether
the trump campaign colluded with the russians. we know the answer to that is no, george. >> but we know there is no evidence of conspiracy with the russians. meanti meantime, the president has been pushing for months to investigate the investigators and some indications that the attorney general is going to comply. >> reporter: barr said he will do a review of how this whole russia counterintelligence investigation began and how the decisions were made to determine that there was enough evidence to conduct surveillance on someone affiliated with the trump campaign. barr says he has concerns and wants to know if the decisions were proper and if the threshold for seeking court authorized surveillance of someone associated with a political campaign needs to be changed. we may learn specifics of that review this week. whether this will be enough to address the president's demands is unclear. >> pierre thomas, thanks very much. michael. >> all right, thank you, george. now to a new severe weather threat that is brewing potentially targeting millions from texas to iowa and this is coming after days of violent and deadly storms. ginger has the latest. good morning, ginger. >> good morning, michael. good morning, everybody. i want to start you off with
this unbelievable video from the storms yesterday. watch as that utility worker tries to get a line down. it explodes. so you see the power and the fire all just erupt while he runs away. thankfully he had all the proper equipment on. he was told that that line was de-energized so wasn't doing that out of step. also in millersburg, pennsylvania, the straight line winds that took down that roof. the line of storms so strong it had three confirmed tornados in pennsylvania alone. let's head over now. i need to show you where this next threat is going to be in play. it's tomorrow and it's a couple of lows that are going to come together. violent storms all through oklahoma city through dallas and ft. worth, austin, you're included too, tomorrow. robin. >> all right, ginger, thank you. now to new trouble for boeing after those two fatal crashes. all of the 737 max jets are grounded and now united airlines is joining southwest and american canceling flights of those planes through at least early july. our senior transportation correspondent david kerley is in
washington with those details. good morning, david. >> reporter: good morning, robin. as you mentioned united the latest raising questions now about the very busy summer travel season, could be a record travel season. how will this affect it? united is saying it will cancel flights through early july on its 14 aircraft joining american airlines which has already canceled its 24 aircraft all the way out to august 19th and the largest of the jets southwest ss -- canceling 34 aircraft through august. they're trying to avoid ruining anybody's summer vacation. the bottom line, some travelers may have to go through a connecting flight instead of a nonstop because of the cancellations. the bottom line for these three airlines, very costly, michael, by our calculations at least 7,000 flights have been canceled since this aircraft has been grounded. michael. >> going to be inconvenient but hopefully a lot safer. thank you so much, david kerley. now to that rescue caught on camera. crews racing to save 13 people struggling in the water after their boat capsized in the gulf
of mexico. abc's victor oquendo is in miami with the details. >> reporter: you're watching body cam video of an urgent rescue mission at sea. a small 20-foot pontoon boat taking on water in rough seas capsizing and leaving a group of 13 clinging to whatever would keep them afloat. many didn't even have time to put on life jackets. this man quickly pulled aboard the marine unit. seconds later we see this group tightly huddled together on what appears to be debris, their belongings and the top of the pontoon. a deputy signaling for them to hold tight as they pull another man to safety and move in carefully navigating the strong winds and choppy water before eventually throwing them a rope and rescuing them one at a time. it all happened sunday off florida's west coast. >> i got you. >> reporter: the sheriff's office rescuing 10 of the 13. the other three saved by another boater who was nearby. >> if it wasn't for that guy, i don't know, we would still be on the water.
>> reporter: some in the group did not know how to swim but luckily everyone survived. >> you get one person that goes in the water and get them out, it's a good day but to do it 13 times without anyone seriously injured is a miracle. >> reporter: now authorities investigating why that many people were on such a small boat especially since rough water conditions had led to a small boat advisory in the area. when the emergency call came in, the crew that responded was at a ceremony. they had just gotten their boat blessed. ten minutes later they were saving all those people. >> my goodness. all right, victor, thank you. now this morning we are boston strong. we have an amazing moment from the marathon monday for you. that's military veteran micah herndon from ohio who ran in honor of his three friends who were tragically killed in afghanistan and you could see he refused to give up, crawling across the finish line. before the race he said if i get a heat cramp while running or my feet hurt or i am getting exhausted i just keep saying their names out loud to myself.
they went through so much worse so i run for them and their families. >> what a striking image right there. >> it really was. we have a lot of other news we're getting to including a new twist in the college admissions scandal. lori loughlin and her husband are pleading not guilty and now some children may become targets of the investigation. we'll tell you about that but first let's go to ginger. the red river in minnesota still rising so you will see images like this. this is a town that's been cut off and still will be, oslo, minnesota, they've had to have boats that get supplies in and out. that's how bad the flooding still is. spring melt still on the way and more rain on the way too especially down in the southeast. we got more coming for us by the end of the week. your local weather in 30 seconds. first we've got to get the tuesday trivia sponsored by samsung galaxy phones.
good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. the transition to sunshine and milder weather already happening. in fact, we'll have above average warmth through the extended forecast. thursday looks to be our warmest day. first, low 60s along the coast in san francisco, mid-60s along the bay, upper 60s inland. cooler tonight. mid to upper 40s. don't you think ginger is channeling barbara eden? >> yes. [ applause ] >> we'll be right back.
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welcome back to "gma." that is a live look right now at notre dame cathedral in paris still standing after that devastating fire but as you see there, the spire and the roof destroyed. in paris. >> there are symbols of hope. the cross inside surviving and a hero priest and others helping to save important relics like donations are pouring in. more than $300 million already to help the church rebuild. >> my gosh. you heard the paris official earlier this morning saying come to paris. still come. more on that coming up in our next hour. now the other top headlines we're following this morning. washington bracing for the mueller report. attorney general william barr will release his edited version
to congress and the public on thursday. and there's been an alarming spike as we've been reporting in measles cases. 90 new cases have been confirmed by the cdc leading to a total now of 555 this year. 20 states have seen measles outbreaks spread mainly among unvaccinated communities. hey, there was a history-making comeback in the court. the clippers, they were 30 down, 30 points down. they came back to beat the defending champion warriors in the first round of the nba playoffs. the biggest nba comeback ever. warriors coach said we got exactly what we deserved. >> a little excited for his team. >> that series is now tied 1-1 and face off thursday night. how about the sixers, 51 points in the third quarter to come and win. >> a lot of good games last night. we turn to new developments in the college admissions scandal. now some of the children whose parents were charged are targets of the investigation as lori loughlin and her husband plead
not guilty to charges they paid $500,000 in bribes to get their two daughters into usc. linsey davis here with the latest. good morning, linsey. >> reporter: good morning, george. from the beginning, federal prosecutors said that some of the young people involved were unaware of their parents' actions but said that others were, quote/unquote in on it so while there have been 50 people charged in connection with "operation varsity blues," so far the next targets could be the children. this morning, investigators in the growing "varsity blues" scandal could be turning their attention to students. federal prosecutors say some of the children of the parents charged in the scandal have been known to have been involved in the investigation. this comes as actress lori loughlin says she's not guilty. the embattled star and her husband indicted last week on an additional count of money laundering conspiracy along with the earlier charge of conspiracy to commit fraud. the couple was all smiles sunday leaving palm sunday church
service in beverly hills, but their redemption in the legal sense remains to be seen. they are accused of paying $500,000 to get daughters isabella rose and olivia jade recruited to the rowing team despite neither one playing the sport. >> you think that's insane? i paid half a million dollars to get my kid into usc. >> reporter: "snl" poked fun at the star who faces a maximum of 40 years behind bars if convicted. >> guards, get her away from me. >> hey, i own the guards in here. i helped their kids get into a really competitive pre-k. >> reporter: court documents filed in march preview a trove of potential evidence of the alleged conspiracy, including emails and wiretap calls between loughlin, her husband and this man, rick singer, the alleged mastermind of the scheme who has since become a cooperating witness. loughlin and her husband are two of the 33 parents caught up in the scandal including actress felicity huffman who along with 12 other parents pleaded guilty earlier this month to similar charges. huffman appearing subdued
outside federal court -- >> do you plan to fight this? >> reporter: and later issued a lengthy and remorseful statement saying, in part, i am in full acceptance of my guilt. those are in stark contrast to the "full house" stars who has appeared upbeat even signing autographs in boston ahead of her court hearing earlier this month. in addition to loughlin and her husband on monday, nine other parents also entered pleas of not guilty but legal experts say that doesn't necessarily mean that they'll be going to trial for sure. they say talks with prosecutors could still be ongoing. >> let's get more on that with dan abrams. this is our chief legal analyst. this is often a move in the negotiations. >> it is, although you generally tend to get the best deal at the outset. you tend to get the most attractive, least amount of time offer when you start. the more that prosecutors have to wait the more you make them add charges, et cetera, the less good the deal can be but let's be clear, this does not mean necessarily that she's going to
trial. these negotiations, these discussions will be ongoing but you can understand, if she was offered a couple of years, let's say, and they said, look, here's the deal, you plead guilty, you're going to get 18 months behind bars. she might reasonably say, that's not a good enough deal, meaning, i still got a shot at taking this to trial, and even if convicted at trial, a judge might look at the evidence in this case and say, i'm not going to give her six years or seven years behind bars in connection with this. so it may be a wise gamble. no one is talking about the possibility that maybe it's actually a smart gamble on her part to say, i'm not going to take this deal. >> especially if the one thing you want to avoid more than anything else is any time in jail. >> that's right, but if the offer is prison time and the result is prison time the question becomes how much and, you know, i don't think even if she's convicted that a judge would say, i'm going to send her away for ten years for this sort of crime.
>> but you don't think she can avoid -- possibly avoid jail time? >> i don't think with either a deal or a conviction that she'd be able to avoid prison time. the only way she'll be able to avoid prison time is if she goes to trial and is found not guilty. >> we're also seeing more pressure on the parents and some of the kids are getting target letters. >> you can imagine that's a way to hold something over the parents to say you don't want to cut a deal with us, we're convinced your kid was in on this and the question becomes, what did they know? were they part of the conspiracy to do this? and i've got to believe that that's going to be a very powerful tool. >> ooh. >> to hold over a parent who is not willing to play and they say, all right, you know what, we've been looking at your child, we're convinced that they were in on this, you don't want to plead and -- >> they have a lot of evidence here. >> but we don't know how much against the kids. they have a lot of evidence against the parents. >> you would imagine that if they had that kind of evidence the parents would have taken a deal. >> that's right, although, you
know, this is unfolding, this takes time as we see, but, yeah, you've got to believe -- i've got to believe that any parents where the kids are being threatened with prosecution are going to be looking a lot harder at a deal than those -- >> let's hope so for the kids' sake especially if they had nothing to do with it because you know that some didn't and some have admitted that they have but the ones who didn't -- >> i hope the prosecutors aren't using that against -- i hope if the kids had nothing to do with it the prosecutors aren't saying to them we'll charge your kids. i hope it's just the ones -- >> all right. thank you, dan. i'm sure we'll be back here talking about this plenty more. coming up, everybody, tiger woods' incredible comeback and how he overcame crippling back problems to win the masters. we'll be right back. oking cold . so chantix can help you quit "slow turkey." along with support, chantix is proven to help you quit. with chant you can keep smoking at first and ease into quitting
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and this morning, questions about how the 43-year-old returned to fighting form to secure his fifth masters title rediscovering his abilities on the golf course almost by accident. >> a couple years ago i could barely walk. i couldn't sit. i couldn't lay down. i really couldn't do much of anything. the procedure on my back which gave me a chance at having a normal life, but then all of a sudden i realized i could actually swing a golf club again. >> reporter: that procedure an anterior lumbar interbody fusion performed in april 2017 credited with once again making tiger roar. the procedure was a minimally invasive surgery entailing removing the damaged disc and re-elevating the collapsed disc space to normal levels that allows the one vertebrae to heal to the other. the goal, to relieve the pressure on the nerve and to give the nerve the best chance of healing. >> you could avoid damaging any of the muscles in the posterior parts of the back of your lumbar
spine, something that's probably very important for somebody like a golfer. >> reporter: it's been a long road back for woods who has a well-documented history of injuries related to his back, knees, shoulders and feet. according to woods' official website, previous disc herniations and previous surgeries caused sciatica and severe back and leg pain but on april 19, 2017, woods opted for the surgery that his agent, mark steinburg, once described as dramatically different, undergoing the anterior lumbar interbody fusion. >> the surgery was about quality of life because i didn't have much. i'd been in bed for about two years. >> reporter: now it appears he's well on his way to writing a new chapter in a storied career. >> i think the kids are starting to understand, you know, how much this game means to me and prior to this comeback they only knew that golf caused me a lot of pain. basically all they remember. luckily that's no longer the case and i can do this again. and so, you know, we're creating new memories for them and just
very special. >> so woods is now just three wins away from tying jack nicklaus for the most majors in golf history. can he pull it off at what many consider an advanced age for sports? if this weekend means anything, it's that it's not a good idea to count tiger woods out, michael. >> definitely not, amy, thanks. we're joined by dr. jennifer ashton. >> good morning. >> doc, could you explain more about the back problem that led to tiger's surgery. >> it's called degenerative disc disease and this basically speaking to spine surgeons will happen to almost all of us as we age. they say think of it like gray hair or wrinkles and if you think of the disc like this jelly doughnut it gets dehydrated and flattened, then you have bone on bone and it's not just a compression of nerves in the area, but there's inflammatory mediators that get involved and this causes extreme pain and then that affects quality of life. >> this surgery, it was life changing for tiger. >> yeah. >> why did he wait so long and why do people wait so long?
>> you know, we have a saying in surgery a good surgeon knows when to cut and a great surgeon knows when not to. the fact in speaking to experts this was an anterior approach or this alif, that's usually done in a reoperation or revision scenario and there were multiple operations and that could fusion could have occurred from the back so they go in from the front. when fusion surgeries don't work it's because that bone hasn't sealed with the adjacent bone and that is incredibly common. in general, back surgery -- you know this well -- it should be a last resort for treating back pain. you don't just run to the operating room. >> they always say let it be the last resort. don't do it unless you have to. >> sure, absolutely. >> who is the ideal candidate? >> any type of elective surgery you want to have good health in the general patient and, again, for this anterior approach someone without previous abdominal surgery because general surgeons or vascular surgeons usually do the first half of the operation.
then the spine neurosurgeons or orthopedic surgeon does that part so you don't like to go through scar tissue. but again, things like physical therapy, rehab, you know, surgery, steroid injections, some complimentary therapies, those are the mainstays before you go to the operating room. >> being an athlete i know there's a lot of rehab involved with tiger that most people don't do after surgery. just because you have surgery like tiger doesn't mean your game will be like tiger's. so remember that as well. all right, robin. you're on candid camera. you know, i love kids. and kids love puppies, just keep that in mind for our "play of the day." all will make sense when we come back. yeah, zoom it in. there you go. yeah, zoom it in. there you go. are you thinking about your heart? well, i'm managing my a1c, so i should be all set. actually, you're still at risk for a fatal heart attack or stroke. that's where jardiance comes in. it reduces the risk of dying from a cardiovascular event for adults who have type 2 diabetes and known heart diseas.
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♪ go big or go home don't worry. that young woman is under lock and key, she's not watching us. she has no idea what's about to happen. >> can't wait for t.j. to bring us that story. good morning, america. great to have you with us on this tuesday morning. >> they are rallying in paris this morning, of course, after that devastating fire at notre dame cathedral. take a look at the front page of "le monde." notre dame, our history, 800 years old, more than 800 years old. one of the most famous churches in the world. 13 million people visit each year. >> oh, watching it again and this happened live yesterday toppling the famous spire collapsing the roof, the fire did, and we'll take a couple of before and after looks. this is what it looked like inside before and this is after. but there are signs of hope that we've been telling you about this morning and stories of heroism so let's go back to james longman there on the scene in paris for us. good morning again, james. >> reporter: good morning, robin. yeah. this was a truly catastrophic
fire, and this morning, we're watching as workers are scaling the front of that building, looking for signs of damages. assessing those towers to make sure they are still structurally sound. but no sooner did this fire break out than pledges of support have been pouring in from around the world. not just from some of the luxury brands, the owners of luxury brands in this country like louis vuitton, but also members of the public are able to pledge their support. an online donation petition has gone out as well and the united nations amongst those pledges its support designating this place a world heritage site. this morning, parisians waking up still dazed after a massive blaze ravaged notre dame cathedral, the 800-year-old heart of the french capital. searing new images as the cathedral glowed from within. in others, you can see the gaping hole in its once ma jest you c -- majestic ceiling.
french officials say the fire began at around 6:50 p.m. local time but spread quickly. >> just i'm standing on our balcony. you can smell it in the air. i mean, it's happening right in front of us. >> reporter: and then this moment of horror. notre dame's iconic spire crashing down. paris, the world could only look on in despair. earlier robin roberts spoke with valerie pecresse, the president of the ile-de-france. >> the cathedral is the heart of paris and it's like when your home is burning and the whole people of france were crying and the whole of france was really upset. >> reporter: onlookers stunned. some unable to hold back tears as the fire raged on. >> you could really smell that it was old wood that was burning and the heat, i was 150, 200 meters on the opposite bank of the seine and you could just feel the heat coming off towards you. >> reporter: nearly 500 firefighters battling huge flames in a race to save what they could of the 13th century
cathedral. investigators are looking into whether a construction worker could have accidentally sparked the inferno. by nightfall, five hours later, the fire was contained and news came that the main structure and its iconic towers were safe but trepidation over what damage would be discovered inside. and while firefighters were trying to beat the flames from outside, deep within the cathedral, a human chain was formed to salvage priceless art and ligious relics like the crown of thorns and the tunic of st. louis. the mayor of paris tweeting out this picture showing some of the major works that were rescued. french president emmanuel macron emotional as he addressed the nation outside. "the worst was avoided even if the battle has not been completely won. this cathedral, we will rebuild it." well, messages of support have come in from around the world. of course, because of this global landmark, the queen of england has sent a message of admiration for the firefighters who were involved in putting out the blaze. the pope has sent a letter
offering his prayers to the bishops of paris and an image of the hunchback of notre dame, quasimodo, hugging the building. that is doing the rounds on social media. there is so much love and good will. everyone hoping that this building can be restored to its former glory and soon. >> love from all around the world. all right, james, thank you. we move on to washington now where democrats in congress are ramping up their investigation into the president's finances with subpoenas to his longtime bank and accounting firm and i want to go back to our senior congressional correspondent mary bruce on capitol hill with the latest. good morning, mary. >> reporter: good morning, george. democrats here are stepping up this fight for the president's personal and business financial records issuing subpoenas to several financial institutions including the president's long-time lender deutsche bank. now, democrats here say they are simply fulfilling their congressional oversight and deutsche bank has been cooperative so far but trump's son eric who is now in charge of the family's business empire is
calling this, quote, an unprecedented abuse of power and it all comes as the trump team is digging in on this fight. the president's lawyer writing a letter to the treasury department making a direct appeal for them not to comply with the request, not to release the president's tax returns. they say this is unconstitutional and that lawmakers here have no right to act, quote, like a junior varsity irs. george. >> mary, congress, all of official washington getting ready to do speed-reading on thursday morning with the release of that edited version of the 400-page mueller report. >> reporter: two more days until we all get to see that redacted version of the mueller report. lawmakers here are getting ready to do that speed-reading as you mentioned and hoping to glean insight into a number of issues including the question of why mueller could not make a call -- felt he could not make that determination on obstruction of justice. what is not expected to change mueller's conclusion that there was no collusion, george. >> mary bruce, thanks very much. michael. george, this morning we're celebrating the life of an actress best known for her role on "the mary tyler moore show." georgia engle was known for her distinctive voice and impeccable comic timing.
>> all rhoda would do here is just listen? >> i guess about here is where rhoda would have made a joke to sort of relieve the tension. >> i'm sorry i'm not very good at jokes. >> that's okay. i guess i'm just really tense about tomorrow. >> this priest is playing golf with this rabbi -- >> you know, engel was a five-time emmy nominee and she also appeared on shows like "everybody loves raymond" and "hot in cleveland" and she was 70 years old. >> unforgettable. >> unforgettable. >> unforgettable. will be missed. coming up, everyone, meghan and harry and what they're saying to their 4 million fans right now. you've got thousands of pictures no doubt on your phone. what's the best way to back them up so you don't lose them? and we can't wait for our tell t.j. surprise. look at him. he's so happy. wonder how long it will take for him to cry. he's there in connecticut with a very special young man who saved a complete stranger and they're about to meet live for the first
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life-saving donation for a complete stranger. he heard about her story on social media. now they're going to meet for the first time. that's all coming up. >> so good. >> so good. as is "pop news." >> thank you, robin. [ applause ] good morning to you. and to our great audience we begin with the queen of soul and the respect that is still being paid to miss aretha franklin, making history with the news this morning that she'll receive the pulitzer prize posthumously becoming the first individual woman to earn the honor since it was first awarded in 1930. give it up. [ applause ] the pulitzer board said the 18-time grammy winner is being recognized in the category of special citations for indelible contribution to american music and culture for more than five decades. aretha of course was also the first woman to be inducted into the rock & roll hall of fame in 1987, proving once again her music, her voice will continue to make an impact.
>> amen to that. [ applause ] ♪ as masters champion tiger woods once again wearing the green jacket and thanks to him, yeah, everyone, a round of applause for tiger. [ applause ] but don't look at that video. thanks to tiger wearing the green jacket a wisconsin man is rolling in it. james -- this guy, james, made the first bet of his life on tiger winning. it was a big one for the day trader who says he really needed the money to pay off some debt. he cashed out some stocks, some savings. he bet $85,000 and then he held his breath. >> i probably lost some years of life, you know, during that four days, but hopefully the rest is going to be more enjoyable now. >> i would say it will be. the odds were 14-1. james says he had a feeling something special was going to happen because tiger's kids were there at the course to watch their dad. good thing james followed his instincts.
the payout, guys, $1.275 million. >> when i read about it i thought it was a player who had all the money in the world. this guy was really gambling. >> he was gambling with his life. he is a day trader. he says now the only person he owes anything to is tiger for helping him out of the woods. >> nicely done. >> thank you. >> nicely done. >> love it. we will end with this. i thought this was so fascinating. a blended family of birds making news in illinois. these are three bald eagles sticking together to raise a nest of eaglets that just hatched. it's two male eagles, one female. their modern family captured on a livestream on the upper mississippi river wildlife refuge. this is the second set of eaglets for the trio. they've been together for years and seem to have a great sense of teamwork. if it works -- >> that's right. >> they're a throuple.
>> you did not just say that. >> yes, i did. >> ali is here. he's feeling a little naughty. the throuple as george calls them, they all help in the parenting duties. they share the work of maintaining the nest, incubating the eggs, hunting for food like any throuple should. the trio expected to stay together as eagles normally mate for life. >> beautiful story. three's company. you never know what's going to come out of this man's mouth. he always surprises us. >> thank you, george. >> you know what i love more, the innocent look on his face. that's better. now, everybody, to our "gma" cover story, the latest on the royal baby watch. prince harry and duchess meghan have been overwhelmed by how generous people have been donating to charities in their baby's honor as speculation grows about the birth.
janai norman is here with more. good morning. >> guys, good morning. we're still waiting. the world is waiting for baby sussex. the duke and duchess have a mechb message for their supporters. this morning, they are saying thank you. this morning, the expectant royals are thanking well-wishers around the globe. harry and meghan reaching out to their 4 million plus followers on instagram warmly praising the donations and support given to four charities they hold near and dear to their hearts. saying whether a $5 donation, 1,000 pound contribution, offering to volunteer or spreading the word, you've played your part and on behalf of the duke and duchess and baby sussex, we thank you so much. >> a lovely mention of baby sussex in there. the couple clearly intend to use their accounts to communicate informally and directly to the people who are following. >> reporter: the sweet post coming on the heels of the royal shoutout. the soon-to-be mom and dad asking fans who are eager for the arrival of their baby bundle that in lieu of sending gifts donate to organizations benefiting children and parents who are less fortunate pointing out in their latest post the incredible impact and attention
these charities have received, including the lunchbox fund which can now feed $100,000 children in dire need across south africa and another organization in the u.s., baby2baby, which received over 5,000 baby products. the couple is still keeping mum about the due date and there are some unconfirmed reports that meghan could be preparing for a home birth in windsor. >> there's been a lot of speculation as to what the plans for the birth are. several different hospitals have been mentioned. it's also been suggested that she favors a home birth. of course, if that was the choice, this would not be a first. the queen gave birth to all her four children at home. >> those home birth rumors come as the couple released a statement saying they plan to welcome their baby with as much privacy as possible. michael.
>> thank you, janai. dr. jen is back. she's a board certified ob/gyn. we heard in that piece about having birth outside of the hospital. it's scary for a lot of people. what are the risks? >> also scary for midwives and obstetricians. their only for the average or low risk woman. they are not for any woman with a high risk pregnancy so any multiples or twins, someone who had a previous c-section and trying for what we call a vbac, somebody with a baby in breech position. any mother with high risk medical conditions or fetus with high risk issues and in obstetrics we have two lives at stake, two patients, and the clock is ticking. if that baby gets into trouble, we don't have 20, 30, 40 minutes to go from the bedroom to the operating room because minutes matter. >> why take the risk if that's the case? >> i think that we have to do a better job in this country of supporting women in labor better.
there have been some studies that show that women who deliver at home face less interventions, but take a look at the risks for the baby because, again, they get passed along to the fetus. there is a double in the risk of infant death and triple risk of incidents that affect the baby that can then go on to cause seizures or serious and long-term neurologic procedures. >> what is your professional stance on this if you were advising them? put you on the clock. >> i was trained with and by midwives so the uk system is very different and we need more certified midwives taking care of low or average risk women. i was in touch with acog, our professional organization yesterday, here is their statement. i think it is crystal clear. they said, although acog believes that hospitals and accredited birth centers are the safest settings for birth, every woman has the right to make a medically informed decision about delivery and the key words there e medical -- medically
informed. so counsel with a certified midwife, backup from a board certified obstetrician. >> we just hope that it's a very healthy happy baby and healthy mama. >> exactly. >> ginger. a little "gma" moment, shall we? how about we start with ava, 2 years old and wants to bring you sunshine. ♪ you are my sunshine my only sunshine you make me happy when skies are gray ♪ ♪ you'll never know dear >> i love when she did the happy. she made it her own. thank you, ava. thank you all so much. her grandmother shared that. they're from clarkston, michigan. please put your "gma" moments on my facebook page so we can share them with all of you. good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist mike nicco. the transition to sunshine and milder weather already happening. in fact, we'll have above average warmth through the extended forecast. thursday looks to be our warmest day. first, low 60s along the coast in san francisco, mid-60s along the bay, upper 60s inland.
cooler tonight. mid to upper 40s. we move on to our series picture perfect. so many of us have thousands of photos on our phones but what happens if you lose that phone or the computer you've saved pictures on, if that computer crashes? becky worley is taking a look at three different ways you can back them up using the cloud. do tell, becky. good morning. >> good morning, robin. i did the math. i have 6,321 pictures that i've taken on my phone and you nailed it, what would happen if this thing is lost or stolen? we get so busy we forget just how important it is to back up our photos. pictures of our dog as a puppy, check. family selfies, check, check. last summer at the lake, burst mode.
we take more pictures than ever and with thousands of precious memories, what does one even do to make sure you don't lose these gems? enter bridget carey with cnet, teaming up to help one mom find out the answers. >> i basically take probably thousands of photos of my kids. >> reporter: when it comes to backing up all the photos she takes on her phone and camera -- >> just putting them on my computer i kind of thought that was all you needed to do. >> well, not exactly because all it takes is one accident and everything is gone. >> reporter: so bridget picked three different options that could work for amanda. google photos, amazon photos and apple icloud and we download each one to give it a shot. >> it can get overwhelming just figuring out which one do i use? you can narrow down the field a little with something that is with a system you already have like do you have a google email account? >> yes, actually i do. >> reporter: so first we look at
google photos which is free unlimited storage for photos and videos and it works with apple and android devices. >> they have this search option that you can instantly pull up any photo based on something that might have happened in that photo. if you type in sports you're going to get all photos from any sort of soccer game. >> typed in florida, yep, and it has everything. >> reporter: amazon photos which has five gigabytes of video storage. it comes free with your amazon prime membership. >> do you have other amazon products in the house? >> the echo show, the firestick. >> you can get your photos on that echo show and say, alexa, show me photos from last weekend. >> reporter: now apple icloud, the only one you have to pay for but storage options starting as low as 99 cents a month for 50 gigabytes. >> the one extra layer that icloud will do, you have important contacts, notes, other things from other apps you might want to back up too.
>> reporter: we give amanda to play with each to see which one she prefers. >> i really think i will use definitely the apple one, and i would also like to use the amazon one as well. that's kind of fun like i said, with the echo show. >> having more than one backup is also a big perk. >> when it comes to security and privacy, google, amazon and apple say customers' personal photos and videos are save and take privacy very seriously and, robin, another option, an external hard drive. these things have gotten so cheap, 50 bucks, but off site is the gold standard. >> that's it, becky. thank you so much. this beautiful family from rochester have been taking photos all morning long here at "gma" so good to know your pictures will be safe. we'll be right back. safe. we'll be right back.
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now it is time for tell t.j. where we send t.j. holmes on a mission to find remarkable people all across the country and share their stories and he's in connecticut at the home of a very special woman. her name is maddie and maddie found out who her guardian angel -- she found out maddie had a guardian angel. we'll ask t.j. how it's going so far, my friend? >> good morning to you, strahan. yes, this is the village that produced and supported that guardian angel you're talking about. these are the friends and family of this young man, jaelin, and this is the guy they supported in making a decision to put his own health at risk in order to try to save the life of a young woman he didn't even know, had not met and still hasn't met, but here's the thing, strahan. she lives here and she doesn't know we're all outside so, jaelin, you stay here for just a second. i'm going to go in.
maddie is expecting me, however. maddie and her family actually are gathered downstairs waiting on me to come in and say hello to them and maddie and crew, hello, good morning. >> hi. >> i was just talking about you, maddie. scoot over here. i'm going to be part of the family. i was just talking about you and what you've gone through at the age of 19. >> yeah. >> and how you found a guardian angel that's changed your life and it's a story that we just had to tell. >> reporter: her photos tell the story of a happy teenager, but on the inside maddie ricci's body was slowly deteriorating. >> as soon as i would open my eyes, i would have a migraine. i was tired all the time. my knees always hurt. >> reporter: she was diagnosed with lupus at age 12 and her life completely changed. then at 18 after more complications, doctors told her she needed a liver transplant to survive. >> madison had started really deteriorating quickly at the last semester of school. she was having a really tough
time even getting to classes some day. >> my liver was basically scarred. they call it cirrhosis. >> reporter: doctors suggested she try for a living donor and so her mom turned to social media. >> i just put out a facebook post that my daughter needs a liver. i mean, that's what you do for your child is your child needs help and you help them so that was the best way i knew how. >> reporter: they needed an angel. and 22-year-old jaelin highsmith answered the call. he saw that facebook post. >> something just grabbed me instantly. i know if i didn't at least try it would not have sat right with me knowing i had the chance to do something but i didn't. >> jaelin was a match. >> i was in shock. i was speechless. >> we had no idea who the donor was at all. we knew it was a he. >> reporter: after four months of testing, in december the day finally came. the exchange between these two total strangers was a success. >> i was just blown away. like i don't know this person and they saved my life. i just wanted him to know he's
amazing for this and i can't wait to meet him. >> i want jaelin to know first off that i am going to squeeze him as hard as i can and thank him from the bottom of our heart, how grateful we are, how thankful we are that we have madison now every single day for the rest of her life because of him. he's our angel. he's our hero. >> now, a lot of people -- our entire audience saw that. i need you to step with me a second. the whole family come with me. we were always amazed by the idea -- you all forgive us. we're provide deucing a little television here. watch your step. the whole family, everybody come along. u.s. funny to hear your mom who was talking about what she would do and we were amazed that you all had gone through all this and you had not still for whatever reason -- the guy saved your life and you hadn't had a chance to meet him yet and we thought that was just a shame.
we thought that was just a shame so we thought maybe you should meet jaelin. [ applause ] >> oh. >> how are you doing? ♪ even if i can't find heaven i'll walk in hell with you now you're not alone because i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if you can't find heaven i'm going to stand by you ♪ ♪ even if you can't find heaven i'll walk through hell with you ♪ >> mom, i know you said you're going to squeeze him so hard. >> thank you. >> this is the first time everybody is getting a chance to meet. you all stay with me, and this is the whole village that helped put all this together. [ applause ] and you tell me -- now, they told me you weren't necessarily the emotional one. i didn't know what to expect when you came around the corner. what did you think when you laid eyes on him? >> wow.
wow. thank you. >> jaelin, you have been talking to me for the past couple of hours this morning about -- >> you were here for a couple -- >> yes. >> we've been outside for awhile. >> yes. >> i held him hostage in an suv. i wouldn't let him out this morning but tell me, you were waiting on this moment as well. you didn't know how you'd react. >> unreal is the best way to describe it. just unreal. it's been a long time in the making and i'm happy it's finally here. >> she has a part of you now giving her life literally. >> yes, absolutely, yeah. >> robin, this was -- this was a heck of a story in the making and they let us be here for it. they were going to meet at some point. we were happy we were able to help facilitate just a little bit. >> very special they're allowing us. i love how the mothers made a beeline for each other and gave each other a hug. that was priceless. jaelin, let me ask you this, i know that you saw on social
media and you said that not many people get a chance to literally save somebody's life so what was the bottom line for you, like what made you want to do this? >> i think for me the bottom line was the opportunity was there and there's no way i could pass it up. i knew from day one that if i was able to do this then i would do it and, you know, god blessed me and maddie as well and i was a match and it all worked out perfectly. i'm very grateful for that. >> angel. [ applause ] >> this question, i have the question for the moms, tracee and kris. you two have an incredible support system but you found support in each other and you're complete strangers so for you, how was it to meet each other and how is it for you both to see your kids meet each other? >> i am so excited. >> i know. i'm like -- >> been waiting so long. >> so long. so long, yeah, this is awesome.
>> yep. >> this is incredible. >> i'm glad to finally be able to lay eyes and hug. waiting for this for so long. >> you guys are excited and have inspired all of us this morning. thank you for sharing that incredible story. [ applause ] just makes your week, doesn't it? >> you know, t.j., i know we ask you from time to time because people reach out to you, t.j., you get to be there on the front lines and witness it. what is it like for you to see this? >> you know, robin, you said earlier, you said i wonder how long it will take t.j. to cry. i'm good right now. i'm good right now. but everyone here, you don't see our crew, we have about 10, 12 guys with us, everyone who helped put the interviews together said these are two of the nicest families we have ever -- these are our audio guys, camera guys. these are the folks -- so much in news these days that turns you off and social media, how nasty people are to each other.
this gives you faith and these stories are not hard to find, robin. people like this are all over the place. >> go tell t.j. go tell t.j. go tell t.j. >> tell t.j. tell the world. all right, t.j., thank you so much and thank you to both families and we're just so happy for everybody involved. we're happy everything is working out great. thank you guys. we'll be right back with george's wife ali here. don't be nervous, george. [ applause ] ♪ i've slain your dreaded dragon. for saving the kingdom what doth thou desire? my lord? hey good knight. where are you going? ♪ ♪ climbing up on solsbury hill ♪ grab your things, salutations. coffee that is a cup above is always worth the quest. nespresso. tis all i desire. did thou bring enough for the whole kingdom? george: nespresso, what else?
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♪ i can make your hands clap back now with dana and tracy pollan out with a new book, "mostly plants" and here's the latest pollan sister to join them. >> i'm the littlest. >> second book from the pollan family, of course, you're married to michael j. fox and it's about flexitarian diets. i know mike was a little skeptical. so explain what it is and how you convinced him. >> so flexitarian is a primarily vegetarian diet. but it doesn't mean that you have to exclude all fish and meat from your diet so it's sort of a way of maintaining a healthy vegetable-based diet but allowing for foods you may sometimes want to include so michael loves this because if he's going out he can have
something else that appeals to him but he likes and feels better eating a vegetarian -- >> we're mostly sugar mostly cheese in our house. >> but last night you cooked from this book. >> i did and i have to say our girls are -- they like pasta, pasta, pasta, pasta so i made, corky, your noodle and shrimp and kale kind of gorgeous thing and they lapped it up like kittens to milk. they loved it. so thank you for that. [ applause ] >> thank you. what are we cooking this morning? >> we are making a rainbow fritata. >> great. i can't believe you gave me this. >> i know. >> especially around my husband. [ laughter ] >> what's great about this dish, it takes literally 35 minutes, so quick. and just one skillet, that's all you need. >> exactly. >> what do we need to do? >> i'll have you get to work and you can start slicing these mushrooms and -- >> ali, i'll have you slice the zucchini.
>> then we saute some onions and -- >> honey, don't you love me in the kitchen? >> then you want to -- we have some cut here and then we add the mushrooms. >> get them all in there. >> and we saute them for a while. >> are you on a medium heat? >> i'm on a medium heat and then you can add the precut zucchini there. >> okay, here we go. [ applause ] >> and last one you kiss. >> and then we just add a little salt and pepper to that and then while you're doing that we're going to grate some cheese. >> oh, my favorite. >> would you like to do the honors? >> yes, i would. >> this is gruyere cheese. >> i love a gruyere. >> whip it all up. >> once we're done with that. >> wait, i'm doing my workout. whoo. look at my guns. okay. >> so then we have eight eggs
and what we'll do is whisk just very lightly, you don't want to overwhisk because the fritata will fall. we don't want that. >> oh, my god, okay. this is a lot of pressure. >> the other thing too, it's really good when you're making a fritata to use precooked vegetables because it keeps it and you'll add your milk. >> i'm adding the milk. >> a little soft. >> add just a portion of the cheese and save some for later. >> so half the cheese. >> about half the cheese. >> my domestic allowance. >> stir it a little bit then you'll pour it over the cooked vegetables evenly. you want to distribute it all around. >> i'm going to do it in a nice -- >> there you go. >> thank you. >> while we're putting that in the oven i want to bring corky in, corky of course your mom. such an inspiration. the whole family is a family of cooks. you are a working mom. cooked dinner just about every night and had a lot of help at the home. >> oh, yes, the kids would help me, you know, while i was
working, they'd sort of prepare things before i got home. >> can you guys all be in the same kitchen together cooking at the same time? >> we're actually really good at it. because we just like this we all go to our station and prep and we have a lot to say. we spend so much time together and we run out of time to talk about everything we want to talk about so we're just cooking and chatting and making these feasts. >> by the way, i want to say corky is the mother everybody wants. she's the most loving and it has spread with her daughters and these gals in the kitchen are cutting and tasting and they're talking menopause and the college admissions scandal. it all gets done in the kitchen and you can feel it with this book. it is a book of love and deliciousness. [ applause ] >> we got to go but we'll have to have some carrot cake as well. >> this carrot cake is to die for. [ applause ] >> the book "mostly plants" is out now and recipes are on our website.
i want to go to ginger. thank you. >> flexitarian. you're fixing my fallen fritata. things are going well today. how about we start with a look, my child by the way is 14 months and i can't imagine in a year him doing this but apparently that's a 2-year-old that is skiing at big sky. that is not an easy feat and i'm so impressed and hopefully inspired. ma good morning. i'm abc 7 news meteorologist nike mikko. check out the accuweather's 12-hour planner i put together. it shows a whole lot of sunshine and temperatures that will be back to averagee e [ applause ]agee e >> lake bell is here live with a great new comedy about the life on the farm so don't go anywhere. [ applause ]
[ applause ] welcome back. our next guest has been watching over us here at "gma" literally because a giant billboard stands outside with her looming above. not a bad person to loom. her new abc show "bless this mess" with her face right on there outside of our studio, lake bell, everybody. [ applause ] >> thank you. thanks. >> i love the premise of this. >> thank you. >> you guys are city slickers who decide enough is enough and we're moving to a farm in nebraska, get away from the job and the in-laws. >> yes, okay, that's fair. no, the idea i think is really coming from something i fantasize about. my husband is this incredible guy from texas, louisiana and he's, like, actually wrestled a crocodile before, you know, like -- that's like without hyperbole. i'm from manhattan. i can organize a junk drawer but i don't know what i would do.
exactly. so it's like we have this -- he's very capable and i love the idea of this romantic idea that we could like move -- yeah, like escape it all. we're always on our phones. >> you wrote the show. you are the co-creator. [ applause ] which is phenomenal. >> thank you. >> and co-stars dax shepard. >> yeah, and i will say this. i co-wrote and co-created with liz meriweather -- [ applause ] she and i came together and made the show. >> it's got a great cast. it's very real. it's a little bit dry. a little bit naughty. >> ed begley jr. pam grier. >> can we take a look? this is you with your co-stars. >> okay, here we go. >> what kind of a storm is it? is it a tornado? if it's a tornado it's very dangerous. >> oh, mom. >> what, what? >> it's happening. >> what's happening?
what's happening? what's happening? >> cow. >> oh, my god! oh, my god! >> yeah. your arch-nemesis. >> i want to be clear, that is not dax shepard in that clip. >> your animal co-star. >> bovine thespians are often on our show. >> excuse me? >> exactly. no, my cow actresses are often on the show and they are honestly -- they're my favorite people, okay. listen, i try to -- in real life -- >> they're so cute. >> i'm doing a lot of hugging of these guys. i love them so much that -- i was the kid that always would go back for more and all the cows on the show like there's this one called freckles. that was freckles you saw, she has a licking thing. yeah, and so i don't know if you know that a cow can lick like a dog or a cat. you know how cats have the tongue that is a little -- rough tongue, so cows are like
exfoliants. she started licking my face. you say gross, you say gross however interesting, also very compelling experience. a lot of saliva also. it's off-putting but also adorable at the same time. >> exactly like the show. >> yes. >> funny as can be. lake bell, everybody. the show is called "bless this mess" premiering tonight at 9:30 eastern right here on abc. she's here. she's on the building. she's everywhere and we'll be right back. everywhe
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bridge, but still clearing here. kelly and ryan will be back at 11:00 for "midday live." >> announcer: it's "live with kelly and ryan!" today, "star wars" for star and now "knightfall" star, mark hamill. it and from the new comedy series "bless this mess," lake bell. plus check out the hottest new sedans as we continue our new york auto show week. all next on "live!" and now, here are kelly ripa and ryan seacrest! [cheers and applause] ♪